MREPC participated at the ADA (American Dental Association) Show 2009, from 1st to 3rd October 2009. The ADA Dental Show this year was held in conjunction with the Annual Session and the 150th anniversary celebration of the Association. A total of 650 exhibitors participated in this year event, with 26,444 visitors at the show. Of these, about 8,129 were dentists and 14,864 dental professionals.
MREPC participated together with three SMG certified manufacturers namely, Supermax, Tekmedic (M) Sdn Bhd and Comfort Rubber Gloves Industries Sdn Bhd. The SMG pavilion occupied an island booth of 600 sq. feet, with a striking design in yellow and blue that drew the attention of visitors.
MREPC received 199 visitors mainly from the US with a few from Philippines, Japan, Africa, Brazil and Canada. Of the US visitors, a large majority hailed from the US states of California and Hawaii. Most of the visitors were end-users of gloves and as such the show was a good opportunity to create awareness and provide exposure for SMG. Generally, the dental professionals who visited the SMG stand indicated that they found the quality assurance provided by the SMG scheme attractive and they liked the feel and tactile sensitivity of the SMG gloves they tried.
Participation in the event was particularly beneficial for Malaysian manufacturers who have distribution channels in the US.